ERIC Number: ED418278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
New Working Practices: Benchmarking Flexible Scheduling, Staffing, and Work Location in an International Context. Workscape 21: The Ecology of New Ways of Working.
Becker, Franklin; Quinn, Kristen L.; Rappaport, Andrew J.; Sims, William R.
This report identifies the range and extent of innovative workplace practices in place among 16 international organizations participating in the International Workplace Studies Program (IWSP). Information comes from interviews with organization representatives, written reports, summaries prepared by the organizations, and an extensive literature search. The report is organized by three primary sections: flexible work scheduling, flexible staffing, and flexible work locations. Each section defines the new working practice and describes a range of different alternatives available under it. Where available, demographics for the flexible work practices are provided for the United States, European Community countries, and Japan. They include incidence of the flexible practice among corporations and the work force, incidence according to business type, and incidence by job types. An example is provided of a sponsor initiative for each flexible practice that describes a program implemented at one or more IWSP sponsor organization(s). A sponsor comparison and cultural implications section is included for each flexible work practice. Finally, each section discusses the implications to facility/facility management to address issues that arise as a result of implementation of the flexible work practices. A conclusion is followed by appendixes, including IWSP sponsor descriptions, literature search methodology, flexible scheduling and staffing participation rates, directives, and regulations and a 66-item bibliography. (YLB)
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Employment Practices, Facilities Management, Flexible Working Hours, Foreign Countries, Human Factors Engineering, Job Sharing, Organizational Change, Organizational Climate, Part Time Employment, Personnel, Personnel Management, Work Environment
International Workplace Studies Program, E-213 MVR Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 ($20).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Human Ecology at Cornell Univ.
Identifiers: European Community; Flexible Staffing; Flexible Work Organization; Japan; United States